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    MODELING TOOLS FOR THE WORLD TRADE CENTER

    Like other contemporary architects, Daniel Libeskind — designer of the new World Trade Center — and his firm make heavy use of computer-aided modeling tools during schematic design. But the firm also relies on physical models. Next week, Jerry Fireman will explain how physical and computer models evolve in parallel through Libeskind's design process.

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    PATIENT ROOM OF THE FUTURE

    In the health-care field, changes come quickly as medical technology advances and care-giving methods evolve. This change is reflected in hospital architecture, perhaps most visibly in patient rooms, where flexible design is critical. What will the adaptable patient room of the future be like? Next week Michelle Moore will show some options explored by a research team of medical planners, architects, interior designers and engineers from the firm of Ellerbe Becket.

     
     

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